2015 Fall Nursing Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Fall Nursing Student SLO Assessment Survey








Nursing Fall 2015 Student SLO Report
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
I think they did a great job of getting the students used to testing for the NCLEX. They prepared
each student to the fullest, and provided many opportunities for them to learn in the best ways
each student can.
Fast paced and the ability to have clinical hours each semester. More hands on experiences
(the best way I learn)
The length, instructors, and class size.
I think the program prepared us for what the first year as a RN will be like. Most semesters we
were thrown into clinical to figure things out for ourselves including proper communication styles
for teamwork. This allowed us to learn and mature alone.
Each semester a pathophysiology class was paired with a theory tupe course. It aided in the
coure work not being unmanagable. The program is very rigorous and being able to complete
the general courses prior to starting the program is extremly helpful.
I really thought the ATI test were important and thought they helped with gaining and learning
knowledge. I didn't like that all the homework that I was requied to do didn't count until I reached
my 78 cummalative average on my test.
I liked how well the instructors prepared us for our courses and for our future careers. They
really explained the importance of our efforts in the program and what we need to do to be
successful.
I loved review sessions In class lectures with real life examples Community Clinical
I really enjoyed the content of this course. I found the topics in this course to be more interesting
than the concepts in CHA1 and I think the increased interested helped to facilitate my
understanding of the material. I also really enjoyed the case studies that we worked on in
class. Those really helped to illustrate the concepts we were learning at the time.
Everything vry happy with the program
I loved the small class sizes. I thought almost all of the teachers were excellent and cared
about our success.
I have enjoyed all the instruction, availability of instructors. I really loved learning the material.
The program is personable. All the instructors where there to help.
I liked being able to get out into the different fields and settings to practice nursing in differrent
settings.
I liked the hands on experience
I liked how all of the students seemed to come together and help each other when needed. We
didn't know each other coming into the program, but everyone ended up being very nice and
helpful so that we could all push each other to get through and succeed.
I really enjoyed most of my clinical experiences.
I was able to complete it within a year.
The instructors are amazing. Very caring, present, helpful, and invested in the students.
I enjoyed the hands on experience.
I love the instructors! They are very passionate about what they are teaching and they go out of
their way to make sure we understand the material.
I liked experiencing different clinicals in multiple locations.
I especially liked the clinical experiences. I was able to explore many areas of nursing, giving
me a feel for what I was to pursue for a career. I am very happy that the community clinical is
still in the curriculum, because I leanred a lot and really enjoyed my experience.
I thought this program was great. I really liked how the instructors were so engaged in the
students learning. They were all very personable, approachable, understanding and helpful with
questions or concerns. I liked how the program is condensed and able to complete through the
summer as well. The clinical experience is a great variety.

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Good instructors, taught good educatuional things
Having online and blended options for classses
There was a lot of flexibility available to students in this program as far as placement at clinical
sites and testing locations, which was helpful. I also appreciated the wide variety of clinical
experiences offered. The driving was hard sometimes but I feel that I got a grasp of what rural
health is and all of the different kinds of healthcare offered state-wide.
how in depth it was
Very hands on program. A lot of great learning experiences offered. Nursing instructors had a
lot of hands on experience themselves.
I enjoyed the ability to work independently but still have the ability to communicate with
instructors via email regarding questions. For the most part, instructors were very
accommodating in responding to emails and any questions in general. The program was also
tailored so that I could continue working my job at the same time.
The instructors were very professional, supportive and I really appreciated the opportunities for
the online courses that were available. As a working nursing student this allowed me to
continue to work and go to school.
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2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
I think they need to figure out better ways to schedule classes. There was numerous times that
students had to sit on campus and wait in between classes. Blocking classes together provides
students to be more flexible with their work schedule, home life, and other critical components
of their life.
Some courses being offered online. Make all classes for each semester offered on the same
day of the week. Most students here are continuing education students and need to hold a job.
That is why I take a class online because I need to work and have more availability for work
days with clinical and classes. I would take all in person offers if all semester classes were
offered on the same day of the week.
It would be nice to have a chance to go to Mayo and Gundersen for clinical experiences, since
they are the leading hospitals in the area that could be our potential future employers.
Since we were thrown in to clinical so abruptly the first semester a lot of us (especially if we
hadn't worked as CNA's in a nursing home) felt lost and were treated as incompetent by
teachers. When you are already labeled as incompetant in the first 2 weeks of school it is
difficult to change that view point. I think the instructors need to be a little more patient (at least
initially).
Nursing Management course only had two exams, which is extremly challenging to bring your
exam grade up if you did not do so good on one of the exams. I would recomend either having
three exams or a project added and included as a test grade. I did not feel that the mental
health course was very informative, it was difficult to learn the information and retain what was
learned. I understand the intructor who taught is no longer teaching, and perhaps this was the
problem. I would recomend assessing the thoughts of students this semester.
That there was too much homework that was required to be done and it didn't count until
reached C average on exams
There isn't much I would change about the program. The way I think it is set up is reasonable
for nursing standards and what is to be expected of us. It would be nice in 4th semester to have
more clinical hours on a med/surg unit rather than going to specialty areas.
Sim Lab could be more realistic I wish that there could be less Med/Surg clinicals and more of a
variety Online Pharmicology should not be an option
It is a lot of information over a condensed period of time, but I don't think anything could be
done to change that.
Nothing
The trimester schedule does not work for nursing school. It is already a grueling process and
condensing it even further into a trimester is more challenging than necessary. People come to
a technical college because they have a life to work around. The stress level with a trimester is
borderline cruel.
APA cites need to be more consistent throughout the program. Maybe a 30 class on the
expectations.
Literature review.
I would change the tightness on students for small things. By this I mean, I think that they need
to realize that life happens and students shouldnt be punished for things like leaving a name tag
at home.
You need to realize that people are human and this is suppose to be a school for people with
jobs and other things going on in life. It would be nice to have more class options to work
around schedules.
There's not a lot of flexibility. Most instructors don't care where you live or how far you have to
drive to be at certain things that may not be required (meeting for things outside of
class/clinical). The overall attitude from the majority of the instructors is not supportive. This is

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the biggest thing that I would like to see change. I probably had about 3 instructors throughout
my four semesters here that I really felt cared about me and wanted me to succeed. All other
instructors gave me more of a feeling that they were waiting for me to do something wrong just
so they could point it out. As nursing instructors, supporting the students and pushing them to
succeed should be the number one priority.
There is a definite lack of communication throughout the entire program. There were many
times I felt like I didn't have a clue what was going on. I feel like this was partly to do with a lack
of planning. As students, we have a lot of responsibilities we are trying to juggle. Planning
ahead and improving communication would make our lives a lot less stressful. Some classes
should not be offered online (ie. pharmacology). I know you do it to make our lives easier but I
don't think some students realize just how hard it will be. There is no consistency of
requirements amoung insturctors, especially clinical instructiors. As a student this is extremely
frustrating when you are doing two or three times the work your peers are doing.
I feel that it has been disorganized, and it has been frustrating as a student to deal with that
aspect. I understand nurses need to be flexible, however I think this still can be improved upon.
Some of it has been disorganized and confusing. I feel like instructions for the various
requirements and classes were spread out sometimes. It would be nice if it was all in one
location, in an easy to read and follow format.
I felt overall that it was a good set up. I believe that having more availability at the regional
locations, specically Independence would have been beneficial.
The program overall I would not change, it is very well organized. There are some times when
everything is a mess but when there are numerous healthcare facilities involved, that can't be
helped.
The Eau Claire students were not aware of a lot of information coming into the program. It
would have been nice to be informed about how much driving needed to be done.
I think more difficult classes should never be taught online. The face to face interaction with the
professor and lectures really improved my performance in classes.
The only thing I could think I'd maybe change is the community clinical. I think it might be a
good idea to have a different site each week. Alternate sites would provide more experience in
different areas.
Instructors to keep open minded
Possibly having night classes available to students
I would give the students a stronger voice. A nursing program should be empowering to the
students and there were times when we felt voiceless, bullied, and disenfranchised.
add male instructors
I would have liked a little more flexibility when scheduling clinical.
The biggest difficulty I ran into with this program came with 4th semester transition clinical. All
other clinical rotations seemed to be a smooth entry but I find getting geared up for transition to
be confusing and somewhat of a bumpy road especially in waiting for communication from my
preceptor at the hospital. Scheduling for this clinical is very difficult especially with working a
job.
Offer more support for NCLEX process. Offer clinical sites in MN (WSU and SE Tech in Winona
have clinicals in LaX and surrounding WI rural sites). Allow students who are "on hold" to
register. If they do not pass, then they would be dropped out of their coursework. It seems
there is more re-work, extra steps, when you are "on hold", then an e-mail is processed saying
you can register.
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3. How many of your nursing classes did you choose to take
in an online format?
#
1
2
3

Answer
None
Less than 5
5 or more
Total

Response
0
29
3
32

%
0%
91%
9%
100%

4. As a result of this program:
Question
I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

1

2

16

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5. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
learned to act as a nurse that could critically think
I came into this program one of the youngest students with the least experience. I think that I
had to learn to not be afraid to talk to people. I felt (at first) like I wasn't as good as the other
people around and in the first semester we were pretty much told we were worth less than the
CNA's. This forced me to grow up very quickly.
We learned how to talk with patients and their family. How to be able to ask important health
questions and how to question openly so that the patient shares additional information.
Not only do we learn how to communicate with our patients, but we have learned the
importance of effective communication with other members of the health care team.
I have learned how to talk to nursing staff, patients and their families during clinical.
I have gained a great deal of self-confidence and learned to communicate through participation
in clubs and organizations.
More compassion, cultural considerations.
I noticed that before I came into this program I had poor communication skills this is one of the
skills that I have excelled with through nursing and this program.
We need more classes on communication in the nursing world, maybe like a critical
conversation class of some sort
I feel I am able to speak more comfortably to my patients now then I did in first semester. Why?
Because Im more confident now than I was before.
With being a nursing major this was huge and I feel like I learned effective communication skills
throughout my time here.
Effective communication was definitely more stressed in our last semester clinical. I took a lot
more time to think about having to be an effective comminicator, especially giving report and
using the SBAR.
I was able to work on my communication skills not only with my faculty but with my patients and
build on them throughout the program.
I have grown in my ability to communicate with patients and their families in the clinical setting. I
really appreciate this chance and encouragement from instructors in improving these skills.
Therapeutic communication with patients/residents, effective SBAR hand-off (would like to have
been taught a little more about SBAR and general documentation in charts.
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15

6. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

19

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7. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
I love having math on every exam. Makes it so much easier in person while on the floor.
The math was taught early in skills and consistently used throughout the program.
The math skills we have learned will only make our practice more safe
I have been able to apply the math to med calculations and IV drip rates
I have learned to be proficient with all necessary math skills necessary for my vocation.
Better understanding of the checks and balances.
I have learned to calculate medication doses and set up formulas, I was not the best at this
before the nursing program.
I learned to successfully use nursing math.
Keep those exercises coming!
With nursing, calculations were on every test and this helped stay fresh.
The math problems on the exams kept me on my toes and continued my thinking throughout all
4 semesters.
Dosage calculations
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12

8. As a result of this program:
Question
I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

18

12

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9. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
The path of Anatomy and Physiology into the pathophysiology of the courses flowed very well. I
felt very prepared when I entered the the program.
Lecture is applied in clinical with medcations and patho.
It tied it all together.
I can see where somethings that I leaned transfered over. While it is important to know some
things from A&P not all of it was relevant. The written communication and speech courses were
the most helpful as was microbiology.
I never thought I'd be a science person or understand the stuff but I actually do! It just takes a
lot of commitment and dedication.
I think throughout all the semesters we were continously building a database of knowledge and
as the semesters went on you were actually able to start applying what you learned to the real
world when caring for patients at clinical.
I was able to apply my science knowledge to my hands on practice throughout nursing school.
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Value
7

10. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

12

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11. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
I think that by the end the whole way you approach any situation changes. You learn to think
about 20 things at once and decide quickly what is the most important task to complete.
Critical thinking is one of the main components of being a nurse. It is a skill that we will use and
continue to improve upon in our nursing careers. This program does a great job at pushing
students to use those critical thinking skills.
I have to critically think in clinical every day as well as be able to apply the learned information
on exams
My program drives critical thinking skills into our brains and they do a very good job. I've even
noticed the improvement in my personal life.
There is a deeper level of thinking needed to be a nurse. The instructors did a great job
conditioning me for the next step.
Very good skill that I learned.
We need more clinical time and we need to be with people in the hospitals that want students
and are willing to teach
Best skill I learned throughout this program is to assess before intervening.
Many learning expereiences with critical thinking skills. This was also taught in class.
Once again, 4th semester brought it all together. I became more comfortable and confident and
was able to use critical thinking to help problem solve and make the best decisions in providing
patient care.
By evaluating labs and patient complaints I was able to form the best possible care plan for all
of my patients.
Simulation labs are particularly helpful in this regard. It helps to put what we learn from the
books into practice before seeing it in the hospital setting.
Identifying priority nursing care (which patients to see first), how to plan for my shift/patients to
see
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13

12. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Strongly
Disagree

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

3

19

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13. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
I felt confident in my technology skills prior to the program.
I was already technilogically savey when I started the program.
Technology being forced on me was the only way I was going to learn it. I didn't like it and I
complained a great deal, but looking back, I am grateful and surprised at how much I was able
to learn.
Not sure why PDF needed to be introduced into some of the homework.
During this program I worked at 3 different facilities and wtih 3 different computer systems. I
also become proficient with blackboard.
The computers in labs need to be updated so we are not messing with them during tests
We were able to use technology in many ways whether that was charting at the clinical facilities
or looking up articles for literature reviews. I think the more practice we get, the more
comfortable we will be with using technology effectively.
There is a lot of technology, especially at Gunderson, with the patient assignment boards,
documentation in the EMR, and use of IV pumps.
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Value
8

14. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

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15. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
We have learned how to be cuturally sensitive and have learned different aspects of other
cultures and how to approach patients regarding their religious beliefs during class and have
applied them during clinical.
We have a diverse population in our program and it was wonderful learning about the ways that
we differ and the ways we are the same. I value myself more because I learned how unique
each of us are, including myself.
I enjoy seeing how other disciplines accomplish this in the work setting.
Were faced many times with diverse populations of people during clinical.
I was really hard on myself during the first 2 semesters. I thought there would never be an end
to nursing school. I am now more confident and have faith in myself that I will be a competent
nurse. I think I will be able to work well with others of the health care team.
I have learned that I can have an impact on anyone I may encounter so it is important to always
present myself in a professional and caring way no matter who I encounter.
The further I got along in the program the more confidence I had in myself. Even with some setbacks along the way, with the support of my instructors and fellow nursing friends I persevered.
The rural clinical settings in 3rd semester really brought opportunities to work with diverse
populations (migrant workers, Amish). I feel this led to my overall experience in working with a
variety of patient populations.
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Value
7

16. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

3

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17. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
My program didn't really include much of this, but being on campus and seeing other programs
and what they are doing encouraged me to look at my own personal decisions.
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18. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
implement
my role as a
nurse in
ways that
reflect
integrity,
responsibility,
ethical
practices,
and an
evolving
professional
identity as a
nurse
committed to
evidencebased
practice,
caring,
advocacy,
and quality
care.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

13

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19. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Clinical every semester really aids in the aspect and process.
I had great teachers in simulation labs and clinical courses. They were all different and did
things differently, however I was able to learn many great skills and techniques from each one
of them.
Excellent preparation!
This was a skill that was developed throughout the entire program by the end, I am very
proficient in this.
The instructors did not always have the same professional attitude that we were taught to have.
We were given more responsibility each semester, allowing us to grow as student nurses. The
DEU definitely helped me start to think about all the different aspects of nursing we are covering
each shift that we might not even realize we are doing.
With the education I have received my confidence has increased in my nursing abilities and
therefore I feel comfortable putting myself in situations where I need to care for others.
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7

20. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
appropriate
written, verbal,
and nonverbal
communication
in a variety of
clinical
contexts.

Strongly
Disagree

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

2

17

12

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21. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I already had taken an empathic listening course proir to this program and learned in great
detail about all forms of communication prior.
I still don't feel completely proficient, but there's only so much teaching you can do. There no
substitute for real life learning.
I wish the program had more English classes because a big part of nursing is documentation.
Nonverbal communication is sometimes your only form of communication with patients. We
experienced a lot of this during clinical and were able to practice our skills.
I was able to build on all of my communication skills throughout this experience. I learned that
nonverbal communication is just as important as verbal communication.

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Value
5

22. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
integrate social,
mathematical,
and physical
sciences,
pharmacology,
and
pathophysiology
in clinical
decision
making.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

15

16

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23. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I wish I hadn't taken pharm online, that is my biggest weakness because I didn't get to learn all
of the little menomics that everyone in class learned to help remember. I was able to apply lots
of patho that I learned in CHA.
I feels slow-going in the first couple of semesters, but when things start clicking together, the
learning increases exponentially.
It's about checks and balances which is needed.
your pharmacology teachers should have more education, not a license that says they do but
actual education
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24. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

1

provide
patient
centered
care by
utilizing the
nursing
process
across
diverse
populations
and
healthcare
settings.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

14

17

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25. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I would hope so:)
This was a skill leaned through book course and clinical.
we were always given a limited number of patients, allowing us to explore everything about
those patients and really focusing on their care.
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26. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
minimize risk
of harm to
patients,
members of
the
healthcare
team and self
through safe
individual
performance
and
participation
in system
effectiveness.

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

15

16

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27. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
learning how to properly med. check, safety precautions with seizures/ other medical diagnoses
has also helped.
I still worry that I'm going to hurt someone.
Safety was always stressed and ways to decrease risk of harm to patients was reiterated
multiple times.
teach more priorizations, delegtion to LPN and RN
Safety was always a huge part of our learning process here at Western. If you cannot be a safe
nurse then you will not be a good nurse for your patients and put yourself at risk to lose your
license or hurt your patients.
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Value
5

28. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
lead the
multidisciplinary
health care
team to provide
effective patient
care throughout
the lifespan.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

1

0

16

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29. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
We have been very well prepared.
During the program we learned about the entire lifespan and got to practice clinical throughout
the lifespan, this was helpful.
need more on leadership and delegation
Worked with ages newborn-geriatrics in clinical. Nice to experience each type of population.
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4

30. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
use
information
and
technology to
communicate,
manage data,
mitigate error,
and support
decisionmaking.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

17

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31. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Yes!
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32. CONCLUSIONPlease use this space to share any other
feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience
at Western Technical College.
Text Response
Correlating sims lab a better would be beneficial. Driving an hour to go to a sims lab is
ridiculous and should not be the students responsibility especially when they signed up to go to
classes in La Crosse. I also think the mental health was not beneficial and provided annoyance
more than an educational experience. Overall, I think this program needs to work on time
management skills and provide the best experience for the students. So if that means moving
manikins in between campuses then that should be a priority. Students should not have to drive
an hour or more out of their way to get an "experience," especially when it is only 4 hours. They
could be using that time for other important studies.
I really appreciated the great staff, the knowledge, support, and encouragement. Charlene
Hopkins ans Cindy Cassellius were very good at assisting me when I struggled and encouraged
me to continue the path. Although the program is stressful and hard, I feel that I have been
taught well and am well prepared to take the NCLEX.
Although it has been a somewhat stressful experince, It has been a great experience in
preparing me to be a future nurse. Western Technical College takes pride in their nursing
students and does a great job preparing them for the NCLEX and their role as a future nurse.
Overall, I found my experience very rewarding at Western. I find the intimidation factor that
some teachers put on the students to be very offputting and unfair, but I was able to overcome
that and become successful.
Excellent school! I recommend this College to anyone interested in it. I really think the
trimester is great for almost all programs, but it hurts the nursing program. I wish I had a
suggestion but I am at a loss as how to handle it. It will be interesting to see the effects on the
nursing program several years down the road.
Throughout my attendance there has been a lack of tutors. Instead of taking four chapters and
having an exam I feel material would be better absorbed with a weekly exam on one chapter.
To continue the way it is would be similar to dumping syndrome without retention. APA
consistency between staff would be greatly appreciated.
Overall, this program is great! I grew a lot as a person! Thanks
I think Western Technical College has a great nursing program, I have learned more through
this tech program than nurses learn on a university. It is amazing all of the clinical experiences
that you offer and this aids in learning the trade. The staff is excellent, you have a good group of
knowlegeable nurses on staff. I would recommend anyone who is persuing a nuring degree to
come to Western!
Need more flexibility in schedules. Need more clinical time and less paper writting as this does
not help
I would have to say that I would not necessarily recommend this program to future prospective
students only because of the poor professionalism and attitudes that I encountered with multiple
instructors throughout my experience. I feel like I am well prepared to care for patients as an
RN, but the emotional part of the experience was very unfortunate. As I previously stated in part
of this survey, I felt that there were only a few instructors that I encountered who truly cared
whether or not their students succeeded in this program. Feeling a lack of support from the
people who are teaching you does not speak well about those leading this program. There were
however a few instructors that were wonderful, and that's important to point out as well.
There needs to be a meeting on APA formatting. I have found that instructors vary on this, and
I would have liked at least a small introduction on how to use APA. I think it would benefit
students to understand a basic level in order to be successful.

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Thank you for the wonderful experience overall. Special shout out to Charlene Hopkins, Diane
Waller, Jackie Reils, Pam Knowles. You four are amazing and go above and beyond the call of
duty for your students.
Thank you to all the wonderful instructors for helping us students get through this program.
Your hard work and dedication to us is greatly appreciated.
Overall, had a positive experience with Western Technical College. Great program that really
challenged me to become a better nurse and improve my study habits. Most teachers were
very helpful, some not as much. The teachers that were very helpful, were amazing and went
beyond what they needed to as a clinical instructor and teacher. For example, Pam Knowles
was there for you through everything even if you had a problem going on in your life she was
always nice and very supportive. Wonderful teacher to this school. I am an Eau Claire student
and this was frustrating at times trying to coordinate meeting up for classes and having to drive
at 4 am to make it to 6 am clinical in LaCrosse. This was inconvient and I wish this would have
been more clear in the beginning.
did have an experience with a instructor, she commented that I asked to many questions and I
needed help with assignments, I thought that what I was paying for them to answer questions or
when I needed help, would not recommend males to attend this college.
I had a great experience at Western Technical College. I was always pushed to do my very best
in every class and every clinical experience. It was a very challenging program but I am glad
that I was pushed to my limits so that I will become a better nurse in the future.
I am just really thankful for the education I received at Western. I have a previous degree that I
never made a career of but with Western's nursing program I am proud that I will be walking
away with the ability to practice nursing as my career
Overall, I am extremely pleased with my experience at Western and would highly recommend
the program to anyone who wants to pursue a nursing degree. I am thankful and appreciate the
support of all the instructors over the last 2 years. Your program has a rockstar team!!!
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